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Unformatted text preview: is pure, plain water. The problem is that, unlike oil and gas, hydrogen presents a host of technical and economic challenges in transporting it. The car manufacturers already have the technology, fuel cell vehicles can now travel 300 miles on 17.6 pounds of hydrogen and achieve speeds of up to 132mph. All we need is the fuelling stations. Currently, 95 percent of America’s hydrogen is produced from natural gas in a process that still produces greenhouse gases. The solution would be to separate the gas from water via electrolysis or generate the fuel in nuclear power stations. The next major hurdle will be addressing issues with storing the fuel, distributing it and finally actually Mark Sullivan Geology & H.A. 1014 Professor Boardman November 26, 2007 using it for more than just our cars. However, the immediate problem is the cost of the fuel for the volumes needed....
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- Spring '08
- Coal, Energy development, Fuel cell, Hydrogen vehicle, Hydrogen economy, Mark Sullivan Geology